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System Properties Comparison Amazon Redshift vs. Blueflood vs. Netezza vs. SAP SQL Anywhere

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NameAmazon Redshift  Xexclude from comparisonBlueflood  Xexclude from comparisonNetezza infoAlso called PureData System for Analytics by IBM  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionLarge scale data warehouse service for use with business intelligence toolsScalable TimeSeries DBMS based on CassandraData warehouse and analytics appliance part of IBM PureSystemsRDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environments
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
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Score20.97
Rank#32  Overall
#19  Relational DBMS
Score0.10
Rank#280  Overall
#22  Time Series DBMS
Score18.75
Rank#33  Overall
#20  Relational DBMS
Score5.75
Rank#57  Overall
#32  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­redshiftblueflood.iowww.ibm.com/­analytics/­netezzawww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.html
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­redshiftgithub.com/­rackerlabs/­blueflood/­wikihelp.sap.com/­sql-anywhere
DeveloperAmazon (based on PostgreSQL)RackspaceIBMSAP infoformerly Sybase
Initial release2012201320001992
Current release17, July 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
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Implementation languageCJava
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Linux infoincluded in applianceAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeyespredefined schemeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes
XML support infoSome form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.nonoyes
Secondary indexesrestrictednoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infodoes not fully support an SQL-standardnoyesyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
HTTP RESTJDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
ADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBCC
C++
Fortran
Java
Lua
Perl
Python
R
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infoin Pythonnoyesyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perl
Triggersnononoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infobased on CassandraShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesselectable replication factor infobased on CassandraMaster-slave replicationMaster-slave replication infoDatabase mirroring
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoinformational only, not enforced by the systemnonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardnoUsers with fine-grained authorization conceptfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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